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Tracey Edwards MBE joins Britannia

Not the new INEOS TEAM UK America’s Cup yacht, but the Britannia Sailing Trust – as patron. The trust is restoring the 105-year-old Class One fishing smack of the same name.

Spirit of Adventure Project

Plymouth Waterfront Partnership (PWP) has launched a crowdfunding appeal to get 350 disadvantaged local children to sea aboard a variety of classic vessels. The project aims to connect youngsters with the Mayflower400 celebrations.

Warming Pan dinghy classes

Hamble River Sailing Club’s Warming Pan dinghy race has been run in late March since 1962. This year it gets a reboot with all active non-trapeze dinghy classes invited to take part.

BCYC accepts motorboats

The British Classic Yacht Club is inviting motorboats as members for the first time, and to its well-known annual Cowes sailing regatta. Previously, only Monaco Classic (above) has welcomed motorboats. See p16 for more.

Sue Farrer, 1948-2020

We are sad to report the death on 15 January of Sue

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